Biodiversity

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

The MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP project based in Co. Kerry is currently inviting local farmers with private or commonage land to submit...

March 5, 2021

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has announced that over €1.35 million will be made available to local...

March 3, 2021

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

A “far from controversial” idea, the reintroduction of the Corn Bunting to Ireland is being “gently” spoken about in conservation...

February 21, 2021

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Wholesale seed company, Seedtech has branched out creating a new division to sell wildflower seeds directly to the consumer. Blooming...

February 16, 2021

Noonan welcomes independent review of biodiversity plan

Noonan welcomes independent review of biodiversity plan

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform, Malcolm Noonan, has welcomed the publication of a new independent review of...

February 16, 2021

‘Some 50 years ago, our farms were pollinator havens’

‘Some 50 years ago, our farms were pollinator havens’

Pollinators are in decline, with one-third of our 98 wild bee species threatened with extinction from the island of Ireland....

February 15, 2021

Minister Hackett launches €1.25 million open call for farm biodiversity initiatives

Minister Hackett launches €1.25 million open call for farm biodiversity initiatives

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has today (Wednesday, February 10) launched an open call for new locally-led farm and community...

February 10, 2021

Review of NPWS gets underway today

Review of NPWS gets underway today

A strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) gets underway today (Wednesday, February 3). The review will...

February 3, 2021

Less than a week left to nominate Farming for Nature ambassadors

Less than a week left to nominate Farming for Nature ambassadors

The Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2021 nomination process is closing on Sunday (January 24) at midnight. Farming for Nature...

January 18, 2021

Consultation launched on development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets

Consultation launched on development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets. The commission...

January 12, 2021

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

In light of countries’ efforts to handle the Covid-19 crisis and overcome its economic impacts, “there is more than ever...

December 8, 2020

Teagasc aiming for 15% reduction in dairy emissions intensity by 2027

Teagasc aiming for 15% reduction in dairy emissions intensity by 2027

Teagasc is aiming to reduce emissions intensity in the dairy sector by 15% by 2027, according to its grassland science...

November 25, 2020

Trinity to use awarded grant to produce documentaries on plant diversity

Trinity to use awarded grant to produce documentaries on plant diversity

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin will use an awarded grant to produce 10 short documentaries featuring Ireland’s plant diversity and...

November 20, 2020

Commission approves €280 million for over 120 new LIFE projects

Commission approves €280 million for over 120 new LIFE projects

The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE...

November 17, 2020

Hackett ‘calls for action on the Programme for Government biodiversity commitments’

Hackett ‘calls for action on the Programme for Government biodiversity commitments’

Minister Pippa Hackett supported her Green Party colleagues in the Seanad yesterday (Thursday, November 6) as they endorsed the Dáil’s...

November 6, 2020

Local authorities need more funding to promote biodiversity – senator

Local authorities need more funding to promote biodiversity – senator

Fine Gael senator Aisling Dolan has urged Minister of State with responsibility for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett to...

November 6, 2020

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

Biodiversity is a buzzword at present and increasing it will form a key part of the new Common Agricultural Policy...

October 29, 2020

Commission launches ‘one-stop shop for science-based evidence’ on biodiversity

Commission launches ‘one-stop shop for science-based evidence’ on biodiversity

The European Commission has today (Wednesday, October 21) launched its Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity: a “one-stop shop for science-based evidence”...

October 21, 2020